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November, 22

  • 2000 ~ Ted Gardner, former manager of Tool, sues the members of the L.A. band, their corporation, and their publishing company, alleging breach of contract and fraud.
  • 1997 ~ Michael Hutchence, lead singer of Australia’s premiere pop phenomenon, INXS, is found hanging in his fifth floor suite at the Ritz-Carlton hotel in Sydney.
  • 1997 ~ Bar/None artist Epick Soundtracks is found dead in London. He is 37. The artist was a member of influential band the Swell Maps.
  • 1986 ~ No. 1 Billboard Pop Hit: “Human,” Human League.
  • 1982 ~ The British rock group Japan announces it is breaking up.
  • 1971 ~ No. 1 Billboard Pop Hit: “Theme from ‘Shaft’,” by Isaac Hayes. The single is the third No. 1 hit to win an Academy Award for best song.
  • 1964 ~ No. 1 Billboard Pop Hit: “Leader of the Pack,” The Shangri-Las. The group is made up of two sets of sisters from Queens, New York – Mary and Betty Weiss and twins Marge and Mary Ann Ganser.
  • 1950 ~ Tina Weymouth of Talking Heads is born in Coronado, Calif.